Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying that small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas. Perhaps the first step in making my mind great, then, is politely stopping a less-than-helpful conversation.
Deliver Us From Evil: A Modern Approach to Embracing Love Over SinBusted Halo
Embrace Inconvenience: The Lesson That Helps Me Step Out of My Comfort ZoneAmendo
Here are some of the ways that I’m embracing the supposedly less-desirable aspects of life, and why I think this is a worthwhile effort.
“You’re Not Special”: What I’ve Learned from Anna DelveyAmendo
I enjoy a good scam story as much as the next person, so when the Netflix series “Inventing Anna” — which chronicles a fictionalized version of one reporter’s deep dive into the life of entrepreneur/con artist (who can tell?) Anna Delvey — aired this past February, I ate it up like the last Oreo in a crinkly plastic sheath.
Your children are yours—but they don’t belong to youU.S. Catholic
When we parent from a place of ownership, we overlook the gracious involvement of God in our lives.
How I’m Setting Myself Up for a Super SummerAmendo
Because summer as an adult doesn’t present as drastic of a change from the everyday reality of fall, winter, and spring, it can be easy to let the months pass us by without fully relishing all that the season has to offer. Since I don’t want to miss out on summer by simply failing to notice it, I’m taking three particular steps to set myself up for a restorative, fun, and energetic summer.
The way you parent affects everyone—not just your kidsU.S. Catholic
Parents are called to bless not only the lives of their children, but also the lives of their teachers, bus drivers, nurses, babysitters, coaches, and friends.
What a Stranger’s Mistake Taught Me About Recovering GracefullyAmendo
Making mistakes will probably never feel good, but that doesn’t mean that good can’t come from our errors. What happens after we mess up depends in part on how we respond to the moments that we wish we could run away from. Here’s to saying sorry, making things right, and learning from our mistakes!
Instead of savoring the moment, do what the disciples doU.S. Catholic
The disciples know as well as anyone that life is full of loss and wonder, and they just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
To become wholly pro-life, care for fragile familiesU.S. Catholic
A decades-long study on vulnerable families aligns closely with the themes of Catholic social teaching.